• How skin whitening reveals the depth of the beauty industry's colourism

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    With skin-whitening products being discontinued, is the beauty industry actually beginning to address its issues with dark skin tones? The killing of George Floyd and the subsequent rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has had a rippling effect across everything, from sports to fashion to monuments. The beauty industry - and its implicit Eurocentric ideal - is no exception. Brands have had to address their part in the systemic racist injustices they claim to stand against. The recent focus? The skin-lightening creams still sold by major brands across the world.
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